Craigie On Main

Craigie On Main

853 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Phone: 617-497-5511

Restaurant  Tue-Thu 5:30pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm; Sun 11am-2pm, 5:30pm-10pm Bar  Tue-Sun 5:30pm-1am
American, European, French
Dining Options:
Disabled Accessible, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms

10BEST Says

French: Chef Tony Maws has been showered with accolades since opening his doors. Each night, Maws & crew create an ever changing a la carte menu that includes dishes like spice-bread-crusted wild boar chops and whole-roasted Vermont squab. The wine list, too, is sure to impress thanks to an emphasis on vineyards that tend to be overlooked by the more mainstream eateries. Craigie on Main is a hard reservation to score at the last minute because along with new diners, Craigie has a loyal following of repeat customers who return time and time again not for their favorites (because Maws literally creates the menu daily based on the best ingredients he has found) but for what they may find and love that night.

Farm to Table: Craigie on Main, takes a refined-rustic approach to French-inspired cuisine. Menus change daily based on what is the best of the fresh, in season and local offerings. Menus are then created and are offered three ways, as a set eight course tasting, a three course prix fixe, and la carte. Diners rave about the eight course chef's tasting, where the chef relinquishes you from having a choice and takes the lead in what orders will arrive on your plate. For those who prefer to make a decision as to what arrives, the three course prix fixe is perfect. A lengthy list of options are on the menu in the appetizer, entree and dessert category and no matter what you choose, you cannot choose wrong. The setting is simple, as it would be in a French Bistro, and the service spectacular. Many locals enjoy a bar seat and the bar menu, so much so that Criagie on Main has incorporated the bar menu into the appetizer section of their regular menu.

Insider Tips

Local Expert Says:

French: "Splurge for the tasting menu, the eight course if you can spring the $118.00! You'll be treated to a journey through creative French food you'll remember long after you've completed your meal."

Farm to Table: "The bar at Craigie on Main is as popular as the dining room. If you're not up for dinner, enjoy a drink or small bite bar-side."

Best for French Because: Far from inexpensive, Craigie on Main is worth every penny. The daily menu contains a variety of seasonal French offerings that you won't find elsewhere.

Sample Dinner Menu

First Courses
Entrées to Share

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